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Deborah Report 6 Dec 2018 14:48

I am looking for some help again please, regarding Beverley Edwards, born 17th July 1951, Bridgend, General hospital.

Mothers name Valerie Edwards, no Fathers name on birth certificate.

Beverley died aged 46, registration date July qtr. 1997. Bridgend. Reg. number 96C, District 8611C.

Birth certificate shows Valerie living at 12 Heol Ganol, Sarn, Wales at the time of Beverleys birth.

I am trying to find out if 12 Heol Ganol was Valeries parents address as I am also looking for her parents names, and also what happened to Beverley, it would appear that she never married, as her birth record is in the same surname.

Beverley was mentioned briefly in my previous post, dated 22nd November 2018, which I marked answered, I have not been able to work out how to "un answer it"

I have tried searching on the address, but can't find it at all.

Valerie married Eiron Richards in Dec qtr 1954, and they had 5 children between them, I have all the information I need for these children.

Valeries husband Eiron was born in 1933, and so I was hoping she would have been born about the same time and that I would find her on the 1939 register and get her DOB and parents names, but I can't find it.

Any help you could give me would be very much appreciated, but if not I will order Eirons and Valeries marriage certificate.


malyon Report 6 Dec 2018 14:57

Births Sep 1951 (>99%)
EDWARDS Beverley EDWARDS Bridgend 8b 45


malyon Report 6 Dec 2018 14:59

could this be valerie

Births Jun 1934 (>99%)
Edwards Valerie Durston Bridgend 11a 1168

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 6 Dec 2018 15:00

Your best bet is to get the marriage cert .
It will give her age and fathers name ,if known

Afraid electoral rolls aren't online pre 2000 for the area you want


malyon Report 6 Dec 2018 15:01

this could be the marriage of valeries parents

Marriages Mar 1931 (>99%)
Durston Winifred M Edwards Bridgend 11a 970 Scan available - click to view
Edwards Trevor Durston Bridgend 11a 970


Deborah Report 6 Dec 2018 15:06

I ordered Beverleys birth certificate, and now have it, and yes, that could be Valeries birth entry, I wonder what the "Durston " means.

I was hoping to find, for starters, who was living at 12 Heol Ganol in 1939, and was also hoping it would be Valerie with her parents, but can't find the 1939 register entry.

I will order the marriage certificate if I have to.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 6 Dec 2018 15:06

Eiron and Valerie are on the electoral rolls to 2015 in Bridgend mid Glamorgan

So she may have lived with or near her mum

Her death cert would give details of her address and hopefully the informant would be a family member


Deborah Report 6 Dec 2018 15:08

Yes, if Durston is Valeries name also, it could well be.


Deborah Report 6 Dec 2018 15:13

Yes, I think I am going to have to order a couple of certificates here.

Interesting that Eiron died in 2014 and to my knowledge Valerie died many years ago, but without a firm DOB for Valerie, I have been unable to get her DOD.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 6 Dec 2018 15:17

Durston was the maiden name of the lady who married Trevor Edwards

The birth ref quoted for a Valerie shows mmn was Durston but it's not an uncommon name so you would need more info on Valerie to see if it's the correct lady


Deborah Report 6 Dec 2018 15:20

Thats all been really helpful, as always, thank you very much, I have something to go on now at least, and I will order the certificates.

Thank you.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 6 Dec 2018 15:25

Purely based on the area

Last name RICHARDS
Gender Female
Birth day 22
Birth month 2
Birth year 1934
Age -
Death quarter 2
Death year 2006
District Bridgend
District number 8611B
Register number 139B
Entry number 021
Date of registration mm/yy 0506
County Glamorganshire
Country Wales
Record set England & Wales Deaths 1837-2007
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Civil Deaths & Burials
Collections from Great Britain, Wales


Last name Richards
Year 2002-15
Street Eustace Drive
Town Bridgend
County Mid Glamorgan
Country Wales
Postcode CF32 9EX
Age guide 65+
Address 49, Eustace Drive, Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan, CF32 9EX
District Bridgend
Occupancy (years) 32
Other occupants Valerie Richards
Electoral rolls -
Company director -
Record set Uk Electoral Registers & Companies House Directors 2002-2018
Category Census, land & surveys
Subcategory Electoral Rolls
Collections from Great Britain, Wales

Could he be with a daughter????


Deborah Report 6 Dec 2018 15:28

Interesting, I know for a fact that they lived at 49 Eustace Drive.


Deborah Report 6 Dec 2018 15:32

Could be with a daughter, he had 4, plus "Beverley" and a son. He was definately married to a Valerie.


ArgyllGran Report 6 Dec 2018 15:37

For future reference, Deborah , it's not possible to reverse the "Answered" click.

You can, however, edit the title of your thread, and add "NOT answered" or something similar.

And often the helpers carry on looking at a supposedly "Answered" thread in any case, because we know that some people think it means that they have answered a query asked by someone else on their thread - and not that their own thread query has been answered.


Deborah Report 6 Dec 2018 15:42

Ok ArgyllGran, thanks for the info, no wonder I couldn't do it.

Thank you.


Deborah Report 6 Dec 2018 15:48

You are all amazing!! I have found the 1939 entry.

Trevor Edwards, with Winifred, Valerie, and Sylvia. Interestingly there is a Daniel G Durston (single) at the same address which is Penybont, 12 Heol Ganol. I would never have got there without your help.

Now all I have got to do is find out what happened to Beverley.

Thank you all so much.


Deborah Report 6 Dec 2018 15:52

Shirley- looks like you have the right entry, the 1939 shows Valeries birth as the 2nd of February 1934.


ArgyllGran Report 6 Dec 2018 16:23

You say you don't know "what happened" to Beverley.

You do know her birth and death, and that she didn't marry.

It's unlikely you'll ever find out anything else about her life unless you happen to make contact with someone who knew her.
There won't be any other official records that we can find online.

The other thread, for interest/reference:


Deborah Report 6 Dec 2018 16:29

You are right. Thank you again for all your help.